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Call for tenders

LONDON FREELANCE Branch is considering commissioning a short informational video explaining how journalists can keep themselves safe in volatile reporting environments like protests. This would be available for members to view for free.

We are therefore asking NUJ members to send proposals - "tenders" - for producing this.

The finished video should use footage from UK protests, or international ones where appropriate. It should convey NUJ advice: see here (nuj.org.uk) and could and could include additional advice as suggested elsewhere such as this from Belfast Branch.

The video should be less than ten minutes long. Please respond to video@londonfreelance.org with subject line "Video tender" setting out your proposal. Your submission should include:

  • Your relevant experience (feel free to attach a CV);
  • Examples of your previous work;
  • For how long you have been a member of the NUJ;
  • An outline - in around 500 words - of the content of your proposed video;
  • What accessibility aids (such as closed captioning) you propose;
  • The maximum cost of production (including VAT if you are registered);
  • The licence that you propose to grant to London Freelance Branch for distribution of the video; and
  • The expected timeline of production.

Any footage used must be your own, or otherwise have been approved for use by the copyright holder, with appropriate credit displayed on screen.

Your proposal must reach us by noon on Friday 7 January 2022.

Please note that, depending on the quality of tenders received, the Branch Committee will put a motion to the January Branch meeting authorising expenditure on the proposal that it selects; and that work on the video should not start before this vote.

Should you have any questions, please email video@londonfreelance.org with subject line "Video question".

  • 9 November 2021: the Branch meeting last night agreed to extend the deadline for submission of tenders.